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Deferred Prosecution AgreementA Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) is an agreement between a prosecutor and an organisation facing prosecution for...
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Self-reporting is the process by which a business can report to law enforcement agencies upon its discovery of financial or other wrongdoing within...
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Purpose of a financial penalty in a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA)?Where a financial penalty is to be imposed as a term of a deferred...
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20th Nov
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What must a DPA contain?The statutory requirements for the content of a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) are found in paragraph 5 of Schedule 17...
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20th Nov
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Although the power to enter into a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) has been within the Serious Fraud Office's (SFO's) armoury since 2014,...
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10th Nov
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What is a deferred prosecution agreement?A deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) is an agreement between an organisation and a designated prosecutor to...
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10th Nov
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Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPAs) have been available since 24 February 2014, when the Crime and Courts Act 2013 (CCA 2013) came into force, see...
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Produced in partnership with Quinton Newcomb of Fulcrum Chambers 9th Nov
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Which organisations will be suitable for DPA negotiationsThe Deferred Prosecution Agreement Code of Practice (DPA Code) for prosecutors is intended to...
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3rd Nov
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Disclosure in the DPA negotiation processOne of the factors in the deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) negotiation process, which can influence a...
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28th Oct
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When does a deferred prosecution agreement expire?A deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) usually expires on the date specified as a term of the...
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2nd Oct
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Breach of a DPAThe procedure for the circumstances in which a prosecutor believes that an organisation may be in breach of a DPA is set out in...
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2nd Oct
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In what circumstances can a DPA be varied?The power to vary a DPA is set out in paragraph 10 of Schedule 17 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013 (CCA...
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2nd Oct
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This Practice Note summarises the Deferred Prosecution Agreement Code of Practice published by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and Crown Prosecution...
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2nd Oct
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Commercial organisations which have identified involvement in corruption, whether directly or by an associated person, should seek expert advice...
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28th Sep
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A Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) is a voluntary agreement between an organisation and a designated prosecutor which enables the...
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26th Sep
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Co-operation by a corporate entity is key to obtaining a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) as both the judgments approving DPAs entered into to...
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